Profile in Persecution: Husain Ali Maki Ali

Husain Ali Maki Ali, a 16-year-old Bahraini high school student and minor, was arrested by Bahraini authorities while he was practicing sports on 12 January 2015, without presenting an arrest warrant. During his detention, he was subjected to torture, forced disappearance, denial of access to legal counsel during interrogation, an unfair trial, solitary confinement, and[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sayed Hussain Hashim Alawi Fardan

Sayed Hussain Hashim Alawi Fardan was a 17-year-old minor when Bahraini authorities arrested him at a gas station in Sitra Industrial City on 31 March 2013, without providing an arrest warrant. During his detention, he was subjected to torture, enforced disappearance, solitary confinement, sexual harassment, denial of access to his lawyer during interrogation, an unfair[…]

At HRC42, ADHRB Called Attention to the Hunger Strike in Bahrain

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention drawing attention to the hunger strike taking place in Bahraini prisons. The strike is to protest poor prison conditions and the abuses that prisoners face. ADHRB urges the Council to hold Bahrain to its international commitments and to protect the human[…]

Medical Negligence in Bahraini Prisons

Since the 2011 protests and intensified crackdown on civil society, Bahraini authorities continue to use elements of torture, abuse, threats, and unjust treatment against political prisoners as reprisals for their activism. Pressing concerns in the kingdom’s prisons, ran by the corrupt Ministry of Interior, range from poor living conditions to medical neglect and blatant disregard[…]

Bahrain Denies Water Cuts at Jau Prison After UN Requests Information

This past summer it was reported that water cuts had been arranged by authorities at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison. Prison authorities deliberately withheld water from detainees for up to four days, and often throughout the hottest days of the summer. The water cuts started on 9 July 2018, which was recorded as the second hottest[…]